Lexington and 68th St. Renamed Audre Lorde Way

HUNTER COLLEGE–“People tell Black women to be silent. We don’t want to be silent.”

This is what Jacqueline Nassy Brown said in reverence of the writer and activist Audre Lorde. The professor and undergraduate adviser’s declaration was met with cheers from almost 200 people gathered in the Hunter West lobby to celebrate the naming of 68th and Lexington as Audre Lorde Way.

A Hunter alum and professor, Lorde was a pillar for civil and queer rights and often described herself as a warrior and a poet.

In her honor, Hunter College, alongside the New York City Council, renamed the corner shared by the North, West and East buildings after her.